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Environmental Geography

The Environmental Geography Concentration examines the causes and impacts of both natural and anthropogenic hazards. Prevention or avoidance, mitigation, public policy, and legislation are studied. Graduates of this concentration are well-prepared to work for local, state, and federal government agencies, as well as private environmental engineering firms.

Curriculum

In addition to the General Requirements for Undergraduate Degrees at IU Southeast and the Bachelor of Arts Degree Requirements, the candidate for the BA in Geoscience - Environmental Geography Concentration must complete the following courses with a grade of C or higher in each course:

Geoscience Core Courses - 11 Credits
Dept. Course Number Title Credit Hours Minimum Grade Co-Reqs or Pre-Reqs
GEOL-G 100 General Geology 5 C None
GEOG-G 107 Physical Systems of the Environment 3 C None
GEOG-G 338 Geographic Information Science 3 C None
Geography Required Courses - 11 Credits
Dept. Course Number Title Credit Hours Minimum Grade Co-Reqs or Pre-Reqs
GEOG-G 108 Physical Systems of the Environment - Lab 2 C C: GEOG-G107
GEOG-G 110 Introduction to Human Geography 3 C None
GEOG-G 201 World Regional Geography 3 C None
GEOG-G 333 Introductory Cartography 3 C None
Upper Level Geography Course - 3 Credits
Dept. Course Number Title Credit Hours Minimum Grade Co-Reqs or Pre-Reqs
GEOL-G 315 Environmental Conservation 3 C P: GEOG-G 107
Concentration Courses - Select One - 3 Credits
Dept. Course Number Title Credit Hours Minimum Grade Co-Reqs or Pre-Reqs
GEOL-G 307 Biogeography 3 C P: GEOG-G 107
GEOL-G 308 Disasters: Natural/Human Induced 3 C P: 6 credits in physical/bio sciences
GEOL-G 300 Environmental and Urban Geology 3 C P: GEOG-G107 or GEOL-G100
GEOL-G 432 Current Issues in Environmental Conservation 3 C P: GEOL-G315
Electives - two courses
Electives should be chosen from 300-400 level GEOG/GEOL courses that relate to concentration area, with approval of advisor.
Capstone - 3 Credits
Dept. Course Number Title Credit Hours Minimum Grade Co-Reqs or Pre-Reqs
GEOG-G 450 Undergrad Research in Geography 3 C Junior/Senior, Permission
GEOG-G 460 Geography Internship 3 C Junior/Senior, Permission
GEOG-G 490 Senior Seminar in Geography 3 C Junior/Senior, Permission
Additional course work required outside of Geosciences - 6 Credits
Dept. Course Number Title Credit Hours Minimum Grade Co-Reqs or Pre-Reqs
BIOL-L 200 Environmental Biology & Conservation 3 C None
MATH-M 118 or higher Finite Mathematics 3 C R: MATH-M101 or placement

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